Trees are beneficial for urban economic development.
(2005) Pacific Northwest Chapter International Society of Arboriculture. Brochure outlining the benefits of trees for business in urban areas with the basics of planning, planting and maintenance.
Today’s downtown districts face many retail challenges including giant diccount stores and online or catalog purchasing. Business associations and Chambers of Commerce must plan district programs to attract and retain shoppers. Trees in the streetscape is an important part of creating a welcoming, interesting shopping place.